Mark Gilbert wins 1. Nat Poitiers with a 50% Meirlaen-pigeon

A new top-reference for the Etienne Meirlaen-loft. The British fancier Mark Gilbert wins the 1. Nat Poitiers from 1.800 pigeons with 42 minutes ahaed, on a very tough race with strong headwind. The mother of the winning hen GB16-E26230 is an original Etienne Merilaen-pigeon, the BE11-4278488 - a daughter to Starlight (the winner of 2. Intnat Tarbes from 12.549 birds).